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Poster: sakanaband Date: Dec 6, 2012 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh, The Humanity! [non-JG]

Hyperbole, to be sure. he-he. But please let me know another rock and roll band that consistently improvises with such fluid grace "beyond the fray." Again, away from the key, mode, time signature, riff, melody, etc. of the song they were performing. I'll start listening to them in haste. Name me a jazz band, even. And yes, I know the free jazz movement, improvisational jazz movement, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Trane, Dolphy, etc. I am NOT saying Phish is better than these guys. That would be as a funny and stupid as saying that Phish or the Grateful Dead are a better band. But what I definitely find both funny and stupid is contempt before investigation. '72 - '74 jams GD are terrific, but to think that the Dead performed free-form improvisation more than Phish or better than Phish is just a simple lack of knowledge. Those GD jams were relatively rare and almost invariably ended in dissonance and/or wanking and/or space. Call it a matter of taste, then.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 6, 2012 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh, The Humanity! [non-JG]

Lets just agree to disagree for we couldn't be further apart in our opinions and I would rather spend five hours discussing Jesus with a Jehovahs Witness than the merits of the GD versus Phish.

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Poster: sakanaband Date: Dec 6, 2012 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh, The Humanity! [non-JG]

Fair enough. Some reading material is attached in case you unexpectedly arrive at the seventh level of hell. Happy holidays, brutha. Keep on Truckin'.

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